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Kakalios video nominated for Webby

The University of Minnesota’s popular online video, “Science of Watchmen,” featuring physics professor James Kakalios has been nominated for “Best Video” in the Variety category of the in the 14th Annual Webby Awards. More »

Chandra Varma

Varma to receive Honorary Degree

Professor Chandra Varma (Ph. D. Physics ‘68) of the University of California Riverside will receive an honorary doctor of science from the University on April 22, 2010. More »

Graduation Reception

The School of Physics and Astronomy will hold a graduation reception on Friday, May 7, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. in the Foyer by 150 Tate Laboratory of Physics. Staff, faculty and students are cordially invited, please RSVP to Julie Murphy by May 3, 2010.

Brian Skinner

Skinner video : The Price of Anarchy in Baketball

Physics Graduate Student Brian Skinner discusses his work, "The Price of Anarchy in Basketball," which was published in the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sport. More »

Grant Remmen

Remmen named Goldwater Scholar

Undergraduate physics major Grant Remmen has been named a 2010 Goldwater Scholar. Remmen is an honor student pursuing degrees in astrophysics, physics and mathematics. More »


LHC sets world record

Today the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland has collided two beams of 3.5 TeV protons – producing 7 TeV, a new world record for energy produced in a collider. The (Compact Muon Solenoid) CMS experiment successfully detected these collisions, signifying the beginning of the 'first Physics" at the LHC. More »


Undergraduate physics majors featured in news story

Four Undergraduate physics majors, Nathan Mirman, Tanner Prestegard, Martin Schroeder and Brian Walstrom, are featured in a University News Service Story. More »


First sketch of proposed Physics and Nanotechnology Building

The first preliminary sketch of a proposed new Physics and Nanotechnology Building is now available to view. The University of Minnesota is requesting $53.3 million in state funds from the 2010 Legislature to help build an $80 million physics and nanotechnology building. More »


Orbach colloquium webcast

Raymond L. Orbach will speak on Energy Security at the School of Physics and Astronomy Colloquium on February 24, 2010. Dr. Orbach is the Director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin and former under secretary for science at the Department of Energy. More »

Physics Open House

The Open House for undergraduates who are interested in becoming physics majors will be held on Thursday, January 28 at 12:15-1:30 in 216 Tate Laboratory of Physics. There will be a pizza lunch for those who attend alumni presentations on jobs in physics in industry, medicine, law and education.

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